Vile Parle is a suburb in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is also known as Parla. The suburb is located 5 km from Dadar and 4.5 km from Andheri. It gets the name from two old temples, Virleshwar and Parleshwar. It is also the place of first factory of Parle Biscuits. Vile Parle is famous for the food joints selling a wide variety of snacks and delicacies. It is known to organise cultural activities throughout the year.
Places to Stay
There are good budget hotels in Mumbai. Some of them are Arma Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1500), Golden Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Skyway Inn (Tariff – Rs. 700) and Hotel Broadway (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The languages spoken in Vile Parle are Marathi and Hindi.
Important festivals of celebration in Vile Parle are Holi in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in September and Navratri in October.
Places of Interest
There are several places one can visit around Vile Parle. Some of these places are Dolphin Aquarium (1 km), Bhagat Singh Park (1.5 km), Lotus Pond (3 km), Iskcon Temple (3.5 km) and Juhu Beach (5 km).
How to Get There
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the nearest airport to Vile Parle, and is located about 6 km away.
Central Railway Station connects with major cities in India. It is located about 13 km from Vile Parle.
Many buses ply between Mumbai and cities like Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Goa, Pune and Hyderabad. From Mumbai bus stand, one can reach Vile Parle by BEST buses. SRS Travels, VRL Travels and Sharma Transports are some of the private bus operators. Book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com and make use of its bus ticket offer.